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Techraptor has reviewed Cyberpunk 2077:
Cyberpunk 2077 Review
Not Quite Breathtaking
Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot to say about humanity and the world we live in, often in very unsubtle ways. With more than a few controversies about the game's development, you won't be able to stop yourself making comparisons to some actions and words spoken in the game. Corporations are evil, selfish, and deceitful, but 2077 also asks: are the people on the street any better? So should you get in line like the good consumer you are, ready to fork out your hard-earned cash for another product from those sociopathic corpos at CD Projekt Red?
While we usually just mention the platform of review in a disclaimer at the end, the vast disparity between the different versions of Cyberpunk 2077 make the question of which platform more relevant. This review was conducted on a high end PC. You'll find more information on the PC specs in the comments below.
If you do decide to bow down to the corpos and buy the game, you'll take on the role of V, a mercenary (merc) who hopes to go down as a legend of Night City in one way or another. At one point, V ends up with a chip in their brain that contains the psyche of a Night City legend of old, Johnny Silverhand. A rocker/corpoterrorist, Johnny's relationship with V, as well as the mystery of why this chip was created and what it's doing to V, is the main story driver of Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 | Final Thoughts
It wouldn't be a Cyberpunk 2077 review without a quick mention of bugs. I definitely experienced a lot of them frequently, but they were minor. Weird visual things, some sounds not playing or playing in the wrong places--stuff like that. Nothing that crashed my system on PC and nothing that spoiled any of the game's big moments. Your personal experience may be different, however.
Outside of the world design and the graphical candy on display, nothing in Cyberpunk 2077 is innovative. The questing is familiar and works as it always has, the open world is a formula we've been used to for a couple of console generations now, and gameplay mechanics are not nearly as engaging as they could be. However, all elements--aside from the bugs obviously--are crafted with a high level of competency. Much of it is obviously done well but not going to wow you, apart from Night City.
Cyberpunk 2077 is still a very enjoyable game that is a ton of fun to play. You'll find a new favorite character, laugh at a great line of dialogue, and you'll find yourself fully immersed in the year 2077. Just don't go in expecting a deep RPG experience, as you will certainly be disappointed.